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    Womens Obstacle Course Racing & Tough Mudder Wetsuits [OCR]

    Obstacle Course Racing [OCR] racing, such as Tough Mudder, Spartan and Muddy Hell races, are becoming popular here and the chills can be real, especially when you're running around in 10 degrees, caked in mud! If...

    Obstacle Course Racing [OCR] racing, such as Tough Mudder, Spartan and Muddy Hell races, are becoming popular here and the chills can be real, especially when you're running around in 10 degrees, caked in mud! If your body is cold it'll engage a system called thermogenisis which is the body's mechanism that burns energy for the sake of maintaining body temperature, a key function to all warm blooded mammals.  This is a problem in OCR, all water sports for that matter, as it increases your metabolic rate [energy used over time] up to 5 fold, that means you're going to burnout substantially quicker and not hit your targets.  Don't let yourself down because of poor apparel choice!

    We've written an extensive guide to understanding the demands of wetsuits and thermals in OCR over on our blog so make sure to check that out if you're unsure of what you need or why you need it.

    Key Elements of a Womens Obstacle Course Racing Wetsuit

    • Core Insulation: Warm vitals means warm blood and less energy consumed to maintain core body temperature.  Shivering increases energy use 5 fold, so don't waste energy on keeping your body warm and you don't need to shiver to drastically increase your energy-consumption/metabolic rate [non-shivering thermogenesis for those that are interested...]
    • High Stretch: Stretch of a wetsuit is important because it defines the amount of additional work created by the neoprene itself, a low stretch suit creates more work.  Neoprene is highly stretchy but pails in comparison to human bodies/skin therefore a wetsuit makes all forms of movement more energy consuming. 
    • Durability: Mud, gravel and dirt are all substantially more abrasive than water, therefore the demands of OCR apparel is different to that of surfing or diving wetsuits.  In our collection of OCR gear we have ensured these items have key durability features like Supratex knee panels, flat-lock seams and medium-density neoprene. [The lower the density, the more stretch but less durability]
    • Wind-Chill Resistance: Being that you're rarely under-water the most important consideration is resisting wind-chill. All neoprene materials, except for 'smooth-skin coated neoprene' will hold a certain amount of water in the external weave. However smooth-skins are hydrophobic and actually repel water, that means water won't stick and hold to the outside of your suit, therefore drastically reducing wind chill.  Generally smooth-skin coats are fragile but we've included only the most durable smooth-skins.


    Materials in Women's Obstacle Course Racing Wetsuits

    • Neoprene: This is the standard wetsuit material and ranges in thickness from 0.5mm to 4mm [in the case of OCR wetsuits for Australians].  Neoprene is essentially rubber, making it very warm and a great insulator but can be quite 'stiff' and will resist your movement, in-turn having a negative impact on your power and stamina. It's the warmest but also the stiffest material so typically we recommend a john style wetsuit whereby there is no neoprene around your shoulders, just your torso and legs.
    • PolyfleecePolyfleece is a new-age technical fibre with high-stretch and hydrophobic properties. A polyfleece top will be both breathable and insulative but will not provide the same thermal protection that neoprene provides. From experience, a combination of polyfleece and neoprene will provide the best results, one that has neoprene around your torso and polyfleece on the sleeves.
    • Lycra: Many of us are familiar with a rashie or a sunshirt which are typically made of Lycra of Elastane. Lycra has very limited thermal qualities and in certain conditions, where wind-chill factor is high, will actually cool you down more than being naked! 

    Always test your gear before using it in a race!
    If you're interested in getting involved in OCR we suggest heading over to OCR Australia.
    Shop our range of carefully considered Obstacle Course Racing & Tough Mudder wetsuits, wetsuit/neoprene tops, booties, gloves and hoods.
    Womens Obstacle Course Racing & Tough Mudder Wetsuits [OCR]

    WaterProof

    Sport Series W30 Wetsuit - Womens

    Our Price $149.00

    33% Off RRP ($71.00 Off)

    Orca

    Womens Openwater Wetsuit

    Our Price $239.99

    4% Off RRP ($9.01 Off)

    Oneill

    Womens Reactor 3/2mm Black Back Zip Steamer

    Our Price $199.99

    Enth Degree

    Womens Assana Long Sleeve Thermal Springsuit

    Our Price $199.99

    Enth Degree

    Womens Cirrus Long Sleeve Thermal Springsuit

    Our Price $199.00

    10% Off RRP ($20.99 Off)

    Enth Degree

    Womens Fiord Long Sleeve Thermal Top

    Our Price $199.99

    Enth Degree

    Womens Nekton Hooded Long Sleeve Thermal Top

    Our Price $189.00

    10% Off RRP ($20.99 Off)

    Enth Degree

    Womens Meridian Thermal Vest

    Our Price $119.99

    Enth Degree

    Womens Atoll Hooded Thermal Vest

    Our Price $145.00

    10% Off RRP ($14.99 Off)

    Enth Degree

    Womens Bombora Long Sleeve Polyfleece Rash Guard

    Our Price $109.99

    Adrenalin

    2P Thermal Zip Long Sleeve Rash Guard

    Our Price $54.99

    9% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Xcel

    Ocean Ramsey 1mm Reversible Neo Bottom

    Our Price $49.99

    Xcel

    Ocean Ramsey Neo-Stretch Reversible Sport Top

    Our Price $59.99

    Enth Degree

    Glacier Hooded Long Sleeve Rash Guard

    Our Price $99.00

    18% Off RRP ($20.99 Off)

    Aropec

    Womens Thermal Full Zip L/S Jacket

    Our Price $39.00

    70% Off RRP ($90.00 Off)

    Enth Degree

    Aveiro Thermal Long Pant

    Our Price $169.99

    Xcel

    Mens Ventiprene Boot

    Our Price $29.00

    52% Off RRP ($30.99 Off)

    Problue

    Tiara Pro Kevlar 2.5mm Gloves

    Our Price $44.99

    Probe

    'Insulator' Long Swim Pants - Unisex

    Our Price $114.99

    9% Off RRP ($10.01 Off)

    Probe

    Insulator Vest

    Our Price $74.99

    12% Off RRP ($10.01 Off)

    Enth Degree

    Aveiro Thermal Short

    Our Price $119.99

    Probe

    Insulator Ladies Long Sleeve Thermal Top

    Our Price $99.99

    10% Off RRP ($10.01 Off)

    Probe

    Insulator 0.5mm Socks

    Our Price $29.99

    15% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Probe

    'Insulator' Swim Shorts - Ladies

    Our Price $74.99

    7% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Probe

    'Insulator' 0.5mm Hood

    Our Price $29.99

    15% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Probe

    Insulator 0.5mm Dive Gloves

    Our Price $34.99

    Ocean Hunter

    Strike Kevlar 2mm Dive Gloves

    Our Price $69.99

    7% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Frogskins

    Frogskin Long Thermal Pants

    Our Price $179.99

    11% Off RRP ($20.01 Off)

    Frogskins

    Frogskin Womens Long Sleeve Thermal Top

    Our Price $169.99

    9% Off RRP ($15.01 Off)

    Frogskins

    0.5mm Dive Socks

    Our Price $44.99

    11% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Jet Pilot

    Phantom Super Lite Jet Ski Glove

    Our Price $39.99

    Frogskins

    0.5mm Hood

    Our Price $44.99

    11% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Billabong

    Womens High & Dry Crop Top

    Our Price $39.00

    35% Off RRP ($20.99 Off)

    Aqua Lung

    Womens 6/5/3mm Aquaflex Vest

    Our Price $149.99

    Aropec

    3mm Neoprene Wetsuit Pants

    Our Price $75.00

    25% Off RRP ($24.95 Off)

    Aqua Lung

    Ellie Ergo 5mm Boots

    Our Price $59.99

    Adreno

    Tuna 2mm Super Stretch Socks

    Our Price $29.95

    24% Off RRP ($9.05 Off)

    Adreno

    Tuna 2mm Super Stretch Gloves

    Our Price $29.99

    24% Off RRP ($9.01 Off)

    Enth Degree

    F3 Thermal Socks

    Our Price $54.99

    Adreno

    Womens Neo Fusion 3/2mm Back Zip Steamer

    Our Price $135.00

    25% Off RRP ($44.00 Off)

    Adrenalin

    2P Thermal Shield Short Sleeve Thermal Top - Black

    Our Price $39.99

    12% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Adrenalin

    2P Thermal Long Sleeve Rash Guard - Black

    Our Price $44.99

    11% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Enth Degree

    Womens Barrier Thermal Suit

    Our Price $270.00

    10% Off RRP ($29.99 Off)

    Adrenalin

    2P Thermal Zip Long Sleeve Rash Guard

    Our Price $54.99

    9% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)

    Peak

    Womens Energy 1.5mm Long Sleeve Neoprene Top

    Our Price $79.99

    Adrenalin

    Womens Wahine Long Sleeve Spring Suit

    Our Price $129.99

    8% Off RRP ($10.01 Off)

    Jet Pilot

    Womens Bec Ascent 2mm Flight Jacket

    Our Price $129.99

    Adrenalin

    2P Thermal Zip Long Sleeve Rash Guard

    Our Price $54.99

    9% Off RRP ($5.01 Off)